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. >>> people who knew tamerlan tsarnaev say his life took a radical turn. a friend described it, quote, as dramatic. he and his younger brother were once known for throwing loud parties. he was a promising boxer with olympic aspirations. but that all changed when tamerlan became deeply religious. he gave up the sport, citing his muslim faith. his father was furious. he grew confrontational. he angrily disrupted a talk at a cam bridge mosque when the speaker compared the prophet hohammed and the peace activist compared him to martin luther king and tsarnaev also interrupted a tack last november when a speaker said it was fine to celebrate the safe way as the birthday of the prophet. the growing interest of religion by both tamerlan and his mother caused an upheaval in the household with tamerlan even persuading his mother to cover herself up. and so why the schachange? and did his trip to russia play a role in radicalizing this young man? joining me now is brian bender, national security reporter for the boston globe and clint van zandt. clint, what would you think would have caused suc
they attended and where tamerlan in particular had been disruptive on two occasions. in fact, as it was, at one point ordered to leave the mosque if he didn't start behaving himself because he was disrupting sermons. and was told the mosque has been cooperativing with the fbi. that the fbi has begun questioning members of the mosque, asking them about these incidents, looking to see if there were signs of connections to others, that he had colleagues or cohorts who were sympathetic to his views. but by and large, they say it's a moderate islamic mosque. that it very much feels in the american mainstream it celebrates american -- >> you would think, michael, that it's moderate if he was sat down and if he was warned there. certainly doesn't seem like a radical mosque to me, which is why being anti-muslim and anti-islamic is so absurd. but let me ask you something, eugene. i mean, you are the expert here. take me inside the investigation. because now this has come down to the ground as a regular, very intense police investigation. what's happening? >> well, obviously as michael indicates, they're
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